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<p>Owatonna Bus Co. has six locations, serving 48 states and all Canadian provinces. Though the company&rsquo;s bread and butter is school buses, its various locations also offer services such as a full paint booth for outside work, charter coaches and special-needs transportation.&nbsp;</p>

School Bus Management / Training

Owatonna Bus Co. Shares TCO Secrets

Greg Lammers, Owatonna Bus Co.’s fleet manager, attributes his success to a dependable software management system and efficient procedures, which keep his total cost of ownership at a minimum.

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Affordable Care Act: 5 things everyone needs to know
Employers with plan years that do not start on Jan. 1 will be able to begin compliance with employer responsibility at the start of their plan years in 2015 rather than on Jan. 1, 2015.
How to Cut Costs by Mastering Time and Space, Part 2: Zero with an Asterisk
Learn how a paratransit service absorbed 16% more passengers with no added cost. The example can be applied to pupil transportation: Optimizing the spatial and temporal relationships of one’s service area can yield big cost savings. Second in a series of occasional articles
How Ed Bobit impacted pupil transportation
Beyond his pioneering in trade magazine publishing, Ed was a crucial figure in the survival of NAPT in its early years.
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Distracted driving app
SeatbeltGuard, a vehicle device, and TextGuard, a phone app, work together to help fleet managers prevent distracted driving and to monitor other driver behaviors, company officials said.

Conventional school bus inspection training DVD
The DVD is designed for drivers preparing for the test to earn a CDL. It shows the pre-trip inspection process and is broken down into several chapters.

Obstacle detection system
MobileTRAQ Vue now includes the SenseStat Obstacle Detection Backing Sensor System.

Fleetio Import Feature
Fleetio’s new import feature allows customers to upload unlimited vehicle details, fuel records, service history, employee profiles and more to their accounts with just a few clicks, company officials said.

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<p>Here's the February 1956 issue of <em>School Bus Trends</em>, a predecessor of <em>School Bus Fleet</em>.</p> PHOTOS: A Look Back at School Bus Fleet Covers, Part 1

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